Affordable Housing

See if you qualify for a housing lottery apartment in Bushwick for as little as $856 a month

By Nathan Tempey  | March 20, 2018 - 3:30PM

The building at 961 Willoughby Ave. is in the center of the action (and right next to the elevated train line) in Bushwick.

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There are 13 discounted apartments available in a new apartment building in Bushwick through the city housing lottery.

The apartments are studios and one and two bedrooms set aside for households making $29,349-$57,240 a year. The rents start at $856 a month, for a studio. The units are in a five-story building at 961 Willoughby Ave., and the remainder of the apartments there are renting for market rates. A market-rate two-bedroom is currently listed for $2,500 a month.

Full income eligibility and pricing details for the cut-rate apartments are here:


The building has a lounge, a resident-accessible rooftop, laundry, and a yard, and for additional fees, a gym and parking spaces. It's just off a bustling stretch of Myrtle Avenue, four blocks from the Myrtle-Broadway J, M, and Z stop, and around the corner from the cafe Little Skips and the bar Happyfun Hideaway.

If you're interested and think you might qualify for one of these apartments, you can create a profile and apply online via NYC Housing Connect. Don't apply more than once, or you could be disqualified.

Note: Brick Underground is in no way affiliated with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development or the Housing Development Corporation. If you are interested in applying to this or other affordable housing developments, please go to the NYC Housing Connect website for information and instructions.



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